I am thrilled to be named a 2016 Doris Duke Artist.
It provides $275,000 for artistic and career advancement.
To learn more about this extraordinary honor, read here.
I was just named Foreign Artist of the Year in Jazz Magazine (France). And Fred Hersch SOLO was awarded the French Grand Prix de Disque from L’Academie de Jazz.
From October 15th-18th the Peak Performances@Montclair State will present the world premiere of “Rooms of Light: The Life of Phoographs”, a staged song cycle with words by Mary Jo Salter.
Click here for full details.
And from October 20th-25th I will be playing with my trio at the Village Vanguard at 8:30 and 10:30pm.
Call 212 255 4037 or go to http://www.villagevanguard.com for tickets.
Hope to see you there!
My new live solo CD was released on September 4th and it contains music by Hersch, Jobim, Kern, Monk and Joni Mitchell.
“When it comes to the art of solo piano in jazz, there are currently two classes of performers: Fred Hersch and everybody else.”
*****Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
Fred has been named #3 Jazz Pianist in the 2015 Downbeat Critic’s Poll; and look for a cover story in Downbeat on Fred in the October, 2015 issue!
I am thrilled to be nominated for two 2014 Grammy Awards!
For Best Jazz Instrumental Performance for my trio CD “Floating” and for Best Improvised Jazz Solo for “You & The Night & The Music” from the same CD.
Wish me luck! Grammys are February 8th…
I am thrilled to have placed 6th in the 2014 Downbeat Reader’s Poll, my first time honored in that category!
This is one of the best reviews I have ever received. The CD is #2 at Amazon in Jazz and just debuted at #10 on the Billboard Jazz chart!
“Floating” with me, John Hébert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums is available now from Palmetto Records on iTunes and at Amazon and other fine retailers. Seven new compositions by me and music by Dietz/Schwartz, Lerner/Loewe and Monk.
There is now a new Fred Hersch Fake Book containing 89 tunes (including from my upcoming CD Floating) written between 1989-2104.
It is available as a PDF download from the Music Page of this website. Enjoy!